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Innovation @ UMD

December 9
Lenzer to Cultivate UMD Innovation-Based Economic Development Efforts
Julie Lenzer to serve as Associate Vice President for Economic Development and Director of UM Ventures – College Park
November 22
UMD Receives $3M NSF Grant to Train Graduate Students in Network Biology
Grant will help life sciences grad students learn physical & computer science tools for transforming massive amounts of raw data into information for new biological insights.
November 18
University of Maryland Continues Rise in Ranking for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Education
UMD earns a #9 ranking from Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine, to place in their top ten for a second consecutive year.
November 10
New UMD Program Recognizes Not All Agricultural Leaders Are Farmers
Program will teach“agricultural leadership and communication” to students passionate about agriculture, but who don’t want to be farmers.
October 21
Fourteen Municipalities Awarded Sustainable Maryland Certified Status for 2016
College Park among 14 municipalities awarded 2016 Sustainable Maryland Certified status
September 30
NSF Awards $3.45M National Innovation Ecosystem Grant to University of Maryland
Program guides scientists to connect their research with areas of scalable impact
September 30
UMD Researcher Awarded $1.8M to Develop Innovative Methods to Teach Foundational Math Skills
College of Education professor receives $1.8 million federal grant to develop creative methods to teach children a key math concept.
September 15
President Wallace Loh, President Jay Perman Announce Plans for Maryland Academy for Innovation in National Security
Historic Strategic National Security Partnership between UMCP & UMB Would Support the FBI in Greenbelt, Maryland. 
September 9
University of Maryland Achieves First Flight of a Solar-Powered, Piloted Helicopter
UMD team successfully lifts helicopter and passenger through the sole use of solar power.
September 1
"Lifeline Across the Bay" Marks Milestone for the University of Maryland
First-of-its-kind flight across the Chesapeake Bay demonstrates key role UAS can play in emergency situations.  
August 22
UMD Supports Young Entrepreneurs, Encourages Startup Growth in Greater College Park through Startup Village
Partnership offers affordable, local housing to students and alumni who are ambitiously pursuing university-affiliated companies.
June 15
UMD, St. John Properties Partner on Proposal for R&D Space
The project, comprising 10.37 acres, will include 111,240 square feet of flex research and development space within two buildings.
May 25
UMD, The Phillips Collection Present Summer 2016 "Intersections" Project by Bettina Pousttchi
This summer, UMD and The Phillips Collection will present their next installment of the Intersections exhibition series that highlights contemporary art and artists in conversation with the museum’s permanent collection, history, and architecture. 
May 19
UMD, COPT Welcome New Innovation Partners, Announce Speculative Office Building
New 75,000-square-foot building will include flexible floorplans to attract businesses and organizations that focus on research and technology.
May 5
University of Maryland & The Phillips Collection Announce 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellows
Fellowships allow recipients to work with The Phillips’s modern and contemporary art collection and the university’s art history and virtual technologies leadership programs.